Doesn't "groß" also mean "large"? Because I entered "My dog is larger than yours" and it was marked wrong. :(
Hi HCDaria, you could report it to duolingo, if you are thinking it should also be right. (Please push the button or the flag in your practice.)
Hund is masculine; what case is 'dein-' in in this sentence to be 'deiner' the only endings I can see that would be '-er' are feminine dative or genitive or plural genitive
It's masculine nominative singular.
The possessive pronoun (that stands alone, e.g. "mine" in English) has a slightly different set of endings from the possessive determiner (that stands before a noun, e.g. "my" in English). Perhaps you're looking at those?
mein Hund (determiner) but meiner (pronoun).
This sentence is from the Pearson course. I don't know how to contact them or whether they read these discussions so your best bet is to report the exercise as "My translation should be accepted".
"My dog is larger than yours" still isn't accepted, and yes, I reported it. ;-)
Ah, the nuances of language! "Larger" and "bigger" are not always interchangeable. Should I be talking to two teenage girls one of which was taller than the other, I might say "Sally is bigger than you" and it would be ok to say but not exactly the correct usage. However....don't ever say "Sally is larger than you" as it might cause the "taller" girl to be quite hurt. :)